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James Bovard Quotes and Sayings

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The Federal Government is exploiting public fear to
redefine the relationship between the rulers and the American people.
- James Bovard

There are a lot of benefits representative of government
and it is far better than any type of dictatorial system
and it is far better than a one-man rule situation.
- James Bovard

It is hard to know how many people do,
but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers,
nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom
that our forefathers had.
- James Bovard

If so many Americans are looking for the government to save them,
then it is hard to have a dignified search for a shepherd in chief.
- James Bovard

 

Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering
is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant,
that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission.
- James Bovard

The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of
law and equality before the law and no one above the law,
that is a very viable vision, but instead of that,
we have quasi mob rule.
- James Bovard

How many McDonald's gift certificates would it take
to sway a lot of Americans to pledge to never publicly criticize the U.S,
President?
- James Bovard

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It is like we are obliged to assume that the government
is only doing what it says it is doing.
- James Bovard

This is a case if the President is permitted to be above the law,
then we no longer have a republic.
- James Bovard

If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions,
then this is not a very noble form of government.
- James Bovard

Politicians as a class are dangerous,
that people who are seeking power over us are not,
by definition, our friends.
- James Bovard

Entire generations of Americans have come of age since
the ancient time when the president's power was constrained
by a duty of candor to the American people.
- James Bovard

It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives
have voiced concern over the precedence that are being
set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
- James Bovard

It is one of the great tragedies of the US,
that most learn most of what they know about the government from the government.
- James Bovard

Some of the folks on both sides might be sincere,
but it does seem as if it is only the opposition that
cares about the Bill of Rights most of the time.
- James Bovard

I was amazed at how easy it was for the Clinton Administration
to basically cover what they did at Waco in the fog
of lies and avoid any responsibility for it.
- James Bovard

Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law,
to place the government back under the cage of law.
Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.
- James Bovard

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and
a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard

Some politicians are aware of the Bill of Rights.
It seems that the opposition party is far more likely to invoke it,
to wave it in the air, this is what we saw from a lot
of republicans during the Clinton Administration,
and we are seeing the same from Democrats under Bush.
- James Bovard

The more expansive government is, the more perils people face in daily lives,
be it from IRS agents or from child support services,
or from other agencies that often have little or no
legal restraints on their power.
- James Bovard

This stuff on enemy combatants, the Bush Administration
has fought like a tiger to avoid having to produce
any evidence to a judge to show why somebody is locked up in perpetuity.
Another example of that is the torture scandal.
- James Bovard

There has been so much power concentrated.
There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans
face the situation that this power is getting momentum
with each passing year with each presidency.
- James Bovard

With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake
up people to how the combination of mass ignorance,
fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians
is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral.
- James Bovard

People are so docile right now.
It is almost as if good government means when the politicians
lie to us for our own good,
for the public good, and bad government is when politicians
lie for their own selfish interests.
- James Bovard

It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware
of what the constitution says and what their rights are.
Because of that, we are often very passive about what
happens when the government violates those rights.
- James Bovard

It is amazing to think after all that has happened
in this country in the last few years,
the last few decades, that so many people have this
blind faith that government is our friend and therefore,
so we don't need protections against it.
- James Bovard

It is important to recognize and politics positive
thinking is often the slaves' virtue -
something that people do to con themselves about the
burden and change being placed upon them.
- James Bovard

As long as enough people can be frightened,
then all people can be ruled.
That is how it works in a democratic system and mass
fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.
- James Bovard

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal
government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
- Ronald Reagan

The frame of mind in the local legislatures seems to
be exerted to prevent the federal constitution from having any good effect.
- Henry Knox

I was the United States Attorney for Maine for three years,
and then was appointed a federal judge.
- George J. Mitchell

In his 4 years in the White House, President Carter
worked to make the Federal Government more competent
and compassionate and more responsive to the American people.
- Nathan Deal

Now is the time for all Alaskans to come together and
reach out with our core message of taking power from
the federal government and bringing it back home to the people.
- Joe Miller

The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security
crisis only to distract Americans from its serious
mismanagement of the federal budget.
- Mark Dayton

As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most
important roles the federal government can play in
assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep
our fiscal house in order.
- Allen Boyd

Research promoted by NARA within a major coalition
of Federal and private sector research partners has
at last demonstrated that an Electronic Records Archives can be built.
- Allen Weinstein

For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments
have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches
in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy.
- Kim Campbell

So the idea that you could put Kurds,
Shiite Arabs, and Sunni Arabs in a nice,
liberal, federal system in Iraq in a short amount of time,
six months or a year, boggles the mind.
- William Odom

One day after laying a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr.,
President Bush appoints a federal judge who has built
his career around dismantling Dr. King's legacy.
- Hillary Clinton

We must take away the government's credit card.
With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing,
the Federal government would finally be forced to get
serious about spending cuts.
- Alan Keyes

If for no other reason than the energy crisis now facing this country,
the federal government should be eager to become partners
with us in rebuilding our city.
- Jane Byrne

Bombing the Murrah Federal Building was morally and
strategically equivalent to the U.S.
hitting a government building in Serbia,
Iraq, or other nations.
- Timothy McVeigh

As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful,
the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern
their own lives and participate fully in the American dream.
- Steve Forbes

But the basic difficulty still remains:
It is the expansion of Federal power,
about which I wish to express my alarm.
How easily we embrace such business.
- Everett Dirksen

I am pleased that the President has signed an Executive
Order this week requiring federal agencies to disclose
information about prices and quality of healthcare services.
- Timothy Murphy

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal
crime to transport a minor across state lines for the
purpose of obtaining an abortion.
- Ken Calvert

In the decade before the Civil War various north and
south lines of railway were projected and some of these
were assisted by grants of land from the Federal Government.
- John Moody

In my view, I did not get to the federal bench because I was a woman.
- Constance Baker Motley

Too many vital education dollars that should be spent
in the classroom are bouncing around in the federal bureaucracy.
- Mark Kennedy

It is proper that the federal government help alleviate
short-term disruptions and price spikes such as those
brought about by Hurricane Katrina.
- Mel Martinez

A federal judge did as he was supposed to do and upheld the Constitution.
We should be thankful that we have judiciary that will do that.
- Michael Newdow

I think that we're foolhardy to not be engaging in
federal funding of stem-cell research in the most aggressive way we possibly can.
- Elizabeth Edwards

If we don't get this economy going, the numbers that
represent this stimulus package are going to be small
compared to the loss of revenue to the federal government for our economy.
- Judd Gregg

What the Idaho Health Freedom Act says is that the
citizens of our state won't be subject to another federal
mandate or turn over another part of their life to government control.
- Butch Otter

The Federal government does not have any information
about extraterrestrial life to conceal,
and there are no secret projects for me to investigate.
- Orrin Hatch

Faith is the black person's federal reserve system.
- Hattie McDaniel

Having federal officials, whether judges,
bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition
of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering
profoundly hostile to liberty.
- Ron Paul

Since September 11th, federal terrorism investigations
have resulted in charges against more than 400 suspects,
and more than half of them have been convicted.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

Spending on programs such as national defense and funding
the operating budgets of all federal agencies represent
only 39 percent of our yearly budget,
an all-time low.
- Paul Gillmor

If we continue to allow the federal government to live beyond its means,
we will all soon have to live beneath ours.
- Joe Miller

I also believe that the Supreme Court should be the
final arbiter of all federal questions.
- Judy Biggert

I think the federal government really should be supporting
Louisiana and ensuring that every person from that
area has an opportunity to vote on what will occur in the area.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

All too often in tough economic times,
it is the environment that gets left on the cutting
room floors of Congress as everyone scraps for limited federal dollars.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

What is good for Alaska is good for the country.
Transferring power from the federal government to the
states provides opportunity to all states,
not just Alaska.
- Joe Miller

There is nothing Federal about local volunteer fire departments.
- Bobby Scott

In addition to demanding answers and accountability
from the Veterans Administration,
Congress had to act to ensure veterans do not suffer
because of the actions of a federal agency.
- Doc Hastings

Anyone who thinks you can pay $3,100 to the federal
government and thinks you can get that money back completely in services -
like I said -
he may go to M-I-T but he is an N-U-T.
- Louie Gohmert

Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench,
underscoring the importance of appointing judges who
have a proper understanding of their constitutional role.
- Paul Weyrich

Stem cell research holds enormous promise for easing human suffering,
and federal support is critical to its success.
- Tom Harkin

The future of healthcare security should include flexibility
from the federal government to allow us to serve the
state's most vulnerable citizens.
- Thomas Vilsack


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